I took this photo on the winding streets of Arcos de la Frontera, in the Andalusia region of Spain. Love the streetlight glow reflecting off the cobblestone walkway:
In many places throughout town, the streets are so narrow, you’ll need to fold your car’s mirrors to fit. It’s a challenging drive, as locals will whip around corners in their cars and come up behind you suddenly.
It’s worth going though. There are many beautiful churches and castles high up on the cliffs of this town, along with excellent tapas and friendly people. You may even come across a falconer. (We did, and it was great fun holding his powerful birds of prey.) I’ll save that story for another post.
My wife andI visited Mürren a little while back and it was a fantastic experience. Welcoming, friendly, and hard-working people. Our toddler was with us too and didn’t get the slightesthint of altitude sickness.
For anyone worrying about cable car safety, it’s actually better than trains and planes. The few serious accidents I read about had to do with the cars being used in improper ways, which we definitely did not do. Lots of fun and very safe!
From Wikipedia, emphasis mine:
Mürren is a traditional Walser mountain village in the Bernese Highlands of Switzerland, at an elevation of 1,638 metres (5,374 feet) above sea level and it cannot be reached by public road. It is also one of the popular tourist spots in Switzerland, and summer and winter are the seasons when Mürren becomes busy with the tourists; the village features a view of the three towering mountains Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau. Mürren has a year-round population of 450, but has 2,000 hotel beds. Mürren has its own school and two churches, one Reformed and one Roman Catholic.
If you’re ever in the Lincoln area, pay a visit to St. Mary’s cathedral, right across the street from the capitol building. You’ll see many beautiful and unique stained glass windows, like this one gifted by Dr. William H. Slattery, in memory of his wife Florence: